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Carnival Fails Sanitation Inspection – Watch for These Health Problems

During its latest health inspection from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Carnival Fantasy earned a failing grade. The Carnival Cruise Line ship received a score of 77 out of 100, falling 9 points short of the minimum passing score of 86.

Brown Water Discharged from Shower Lines

According to the July 2019 inspection, the Carnival Fantasy’s failing grade was due to a number of health violations, including “brown water” being discharged from two shower hoses and a shower in the medical area. The medical area shower was used at least twice a day, a crew member reported.

Multiple Violations at Food Stations

Additionally, inspectors found knives stored in warm, soiled water at food stations, an ice

Mechanical Issue Derails Norwegian Cruise Ship, Strands Passengers

The Norwegian Pearl, a cruise ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, recently experienced a mechanical problem in the midst of a 13-night cruise.

Although the issue did not stop the cruise, it forced the ship to travel at a slower speed and cancel several ports of call. Passengers, stranded aboard the vessel, have taken to social media to express their outrage.

Moreover, the cruise line cancelled an upcoming voyage on the Norwegian Pearl three days before the date of sailing in order to perform “necessary repairs.”

This incident has affected thousands of passengers, ruining a very costly vacation that they’d likely had on the books for months ahead of time.

Passenger’s Reaction Seemingly Leads to Better Norwegian Response

Everything You Should Know about Food Poisoning on Cruise Ships

You embark on a cruise with high hopes of an adventure and time to unwind and reconnect with loved ones. Not to mention, the investment likely wasn’t cheap.

Nothing puts a damper on the excitement and romance quite like a bout of stomach sickness. Unfortunately, food poisoning and stomach viruses are common culprits for just that on some cruises.

The United Kingdom, for instance, recently reported 24 cases of Salmonella linked to travel on cruise ships travelling to the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Similarly, other cruise lines report E. Coli outbreaks and stomach viruses both sickening passengers.

So, how do you avoid one of these unlucky strikes?

Know your foodborne illness on cruise ships, and most importantly, how to

What Cruise Ship Crews Do to Fight Norovirus

Norovirus – better known as the “cruise ship virus” – is an extremely contagious stomach bug. You can get it not only directly from an infected person, but also from contaminated food or water, or even by touching contaminated surfaces. Typically, norovirus comes with symptoms like severe stomach pain, nausea, and often violent diarrhea and vomiting. When not properly treated, it can lead to dehydration and even hospitalization.

Why is it common on cruises?

Because a cruise ship is basically a giant petri dish, with a bunch of people crammed into a relatively tiny space, with nowhere to go to escape. When research shows how even just a few sick people can send millions of microscopic virus particles through the

Sick at Sea? What to Expect When You See a Cruise Ship Doctor

Cruise ship vacations are relaxing and care-free…until someone gets sick or hurt. Doctors and nurses will be on board to help you recover, but your experience at sea might not go as planned. If you are preparing to go on a cruise soon, know what to expect when you see a cruise ship doctor.

Who Is the Doctor on Board?

Depending on the number of passengers, cruise ships will have 1-2 doctors and 2-4 nurses on call 24 hours a day.

Here is the good news about going to a medical facility on a cruise ship. Many cruise lines that sail internationally require that doctors are registered throughout a handful of English-speaking countries, including Canada and Australia. They have the